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The FCT Belfast group requires a Conference Coordinator to research, plan, market and develop a large international annual conference for the work of the Forum for Cities in Transition.

BACKGROUND

In the five short years since its creation, the Forum for Cities in Transition (FCT) has played a major role in the transformation of divided societies from conflict to sustainable peace building.

The Forum for Cities in Transition is an international network of mayors, councillors, municipal officials, business people, and representatives of the voluntary and community sector.

The Forum works on the principle that cities that are in conflict or have emerged from conflict are in the best position to help other cities in the same situation.

The Forum for Cities in Transition is an initiative of the John Joseph Moakley Chair at the University of Massachusetts, Boston. The Secretariat is shared by the Northern Ireland Foundation and the Moakley Chair.

Essentially, the Forum for Cities in Transition allows participating cities to deal with normal problems in abnormal circumstances.

Forum cities host annual gatherings of the entire membership, which result in practical, action focused pledges initiated and undertaken by individual cities, working collaboratively within and/or between fellow member cities.

Outcomes so far include joint policing partnerships, volunteering development, increased technical knowledge, leadership capacity building and economic development initiatives.

The inaugural annual conference was held in Mitrovica (2010) and hosted by the FCT Mitrovica group. There have been subsequent annual conference in Derry-Londonderry (2011), Kirkuk (2012) and Kaduna (2013).

The next annual conference will be held in Belfast, from 27-30th October 2014 and hosted by the FCT Belfast group.

For more details including responsibilities and duties, please read full description: http://citiesintransition.net/2014/07/15/wanted-fct-2014-conference-coordinator/

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“Forum for Cities in Transition: The Power of Place”
by Ban Al-Mahfodh (UMass Boston William Joiner Center) and Ryan Bruen (Northeastern University)

The Forum for Cities in Transition

The Forum for Cities in Transition is an international network of mayors, councillors, municipal officials, business people, and representatives of the voluntary and community sector.

The Forum works on the principle that cities that are in conflict or have emerged from conflict are in the best position to help other cities in the same situation.

The Forum for Cities in Transition is an initiative of the John Joseph Moakley Chair at the University of Massachusetts Boston. The Secretariat is shared by the Northern Ireland Foundation and the Moakley Chair.

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FCT Logo squareThe logo for the Forum for Cities in Transition was based on the semi-circular arrangement of tables for the plenary sessions at the initial conference that took place April 14-16, 2008, at the University of Massachusetts, Boston. There is further inspiration from King Arthur’s famed Round Table, with no head and everyone who sits there having equal status. In this design, the circle is presently half-complete, but with leaders of each city at their place, there will be collaborative work among Forum participants to realise a full circle.